Goshen College’s Class of 2008 received degrees Sunday, the culmination of years of hard work and prayer, after being encouraged to be life-long learners and to reach for high goals by President James E. Brenneman and Mukarabe Makinto-Inandava, an advocate for poor people in Africa.
The 2008-09 season of the Goshen College Performing Arts Series will again bring top name musicians to the college’s Sauder Concert Hall stage. Next season’s performers will include Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder, Christine Ebersole, the Brentano String Quartet, Bobby McFerrin, Eileen Ivers and Immigrant Soul, the Estonia National Symphony Orchestra, the Punch Brothers and the Poncho Sanchez Latin Jazz Band.
CNN wanted to speak with Mennonites who are first-time voters this year and learn their views on the presidential election. With the Indiana presidential primary happening on May 6, they decided to visit Goshen College and hear from students about what political issues are important to them, as well as how their Mennonite faith informs their politics.
The international luncheon, which has been an annual part of Goshen College Afternoon Sabbaticals, will introduce Cambodia this year. On Tuesday, April 15, at noon in the College Mennonite Church Fellowship Hall, Professor of Bible, Religion and Philosophy Keith Graber Miller and his spouse Ann, a self-employed design consultant, will present a nation rich with history, a unique culture and smiling faces. The registration deadline is April 4.
The 2008 Roy H. Umble Master Class in Communication and Theater at Goshen College will feature Shoshana Simons, an associate professor in the Transformative Leadership and Studies program at the California Institute of Integral Studies, and Nika Quirk, a doctoral student in the same program, talking about “Bringing Voice and Body into the Academy” on Wednesday, March 5 at 7:30 p.m. in Umble Center. The lecture is free and open to the public, and a reception will follow.
Goshen College President James E. Brenneman announced Friday that John D. Yordy, the college’s provost and former interim president, will retire June 30. Brenneman also announced that Executive Director of Enrollment Lynn Jackson has been promoted to the new position of vice president for enrollment management and that the president will supervise campus vice presidents starting next month under a new leadership structure.